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Vietnamese hydropower plant grid connected

Electricity of Vietnam’s (EVN) Son La Hydro Power Plant Unit 1 has been commissioned and synchronised to the grid.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The equipment for the hydropower plant was supplied by Alstom.

Michel Burtin, Alstom Country President Vietnam, says: “ We are extremely proud to have supported EVN in this achievement. Our Alstom Hydro and local team have done an excellent job. We look towards continued opportunities to support Vietnam’s energy growth with Alstom’s technology and expertise.”

In October 2007, Alstom signed the 2.4 GW Son La Hydro Power Plant contract for the design, engineering, manufacturing and delivery of 6 of its 400 MW Francis hydropower turbines and generators, BOP (Balance of Plant) as well as training and supervision of installation, testing and commissioning.

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